; 35th Infantry Regiment (Cacti) Association

Cacti War Stories Index


Welcome to War Stories!!

In this part of our website we are providing space for our members to post their stories from their war. While war always has its stories of battle and heroics, there's often the other side. The bit of humor that we all remember. In this section you're likely to find stories of both kinds. And if you want to tell YOUR story, send it to Tiny here.


Select one of the following stories. New stories are flagged in red.

NEW   Basic training 1966  David Crocker  Alpha 1/35  USA  1966  

NEW   Jan 3rd 1967  Dave Crocker  Alpha 1/35  Vietnam  1967  

NEW   March 3rd 1967  Dave Crocker Sr.  Alpha 1/35  Vietnam  1967  

NEW   March 28th 1967  Dave Crocker  Alpha 1/35  Vietnam  1967  

NEW   May 8th 1967  Dave Crocker  Alpha 1/35th  Vietnam  May 8th 1967  

NEW   May 19-22nd 1967  David Crocker  Alpha 1/35th  Vietanm  1967  

Lights Camera Action  Vaughn brauer  D 2/35th  Vietnam  September 1968  

Recollections of Jack Burr November 1966  Jack burr  Alpha 1/35th  Vietnam  

Recollections of Jack Burr January 1967  Jack Burr  A  Vietnam  January 1967  

Heavy Metal  Frank Dahl  Bravo 1/35th  Korea 1951/52  

Recollection of Jack Burr 07/02/1969  Jack Burr  Bravo 1st 35  Vietnam  07/02/1969  

Recollections of Jack Burr  Jack burr  Bravo 1/35th  06/21/1969  

PAVN Ambush  TJ Blue/Alonzo Jones  Bravo 1/35th  Vietnam  Nov. 1966  

Dessert Anyone?  Vaughn Brauer  Bravo 2/35th  Vietnam  1966  

A Thanksgiving Remembrance   Walt shields  Alpha 2/35th  Vietnam  November 1969  

Hey Were Over Here!  Dave Muxo  Bravo 2/35th  Vietnam  

It was a Good Plan, I Guess, (But we got Gassed)  Jim (Doc) Hall  Bravo 2/35  Vietanm  1970  

Battle of "One-Niner  Ben G Crosby  Charl 2/35th  Vietnam  3/21-22  

I Wish the Weekend Would Hurry Up and Get Here  Dick Arnold  Alpha 1/35th  Vietnam  67-68  

Last days in the Field and a Little More  Chuck Cooper  Bravo 1/35th  Vietnam  1967-68  

Words  Father Kevin Devine-Chaplain 4  Vietnam  1968-70  

Peace  Father Kevin Devine-Chaplain 4  Vietnam  1968-70  

The Grunt  Father Kevin Devine-Chaplain 4  Vietnam  1968-1970  

March 9th   James Tibbit  Recon 2/35th  Vietnam  3/29/1969  

Don't Forget to Duck  Dave Muxo  Bravo 1/35th  Vietnam  1969-70  

The Snake bite  Davis Shattuck  Alpha 2/35th  Vietnam  1966/67  

A Moment in Time  David Shattuck  Alpha 2/35th  Vietnam  1965/66  

March 16th 1969  Larry Ray  4th A 2/35th  Vietnam  March 16th 1969  

Purple Heart and Distinguished Cross  Ray Dillard (nephew of Francis 35th I  Korea  8/19/1950  Poem

Now You Tell Us  Charles Cooper  Bravo 1/35th  Vienam  1967-68  anecdote

Walking point had something for Everybody  Charles Cooper  Bravo 1/35th  Vietnam  1967-68  Encounters of a point man

View from the CP (4)  Stan Traeb  Bravo 2/35th  Vietnam  June 9th 1969  Bravo company Operation

A View from the CP (3) June 8th 1969  Stan Traeb  Bravo 2/35th  Vietnam  June 8th 1969  Encounter with the NVA

View from the CP (2)  Stan Traeb  Bravo 2/35th  Vietnam  May 18th 1969  

"View from the CP"  Stan Traeb  Bravo 2/35th  Vietnam  May 8&9 1969  LZ Penny

The Unexpected Night Attack  Joe Soga  Bravo 2/35th  Vietnam  1969  Humor

The Man with a Cross  Joe Soga  Bravo 2/35th  Vietnam  1969  

Recollections  Tony Flesh  Recon 2/35th  Vietnam  1970  Memories of my Tour

Three Days in May  Ben Crosby 2/35th  Vietnam  May 27th to May30th   The Battle of Tan Phong

Fresh Meat  Mel Oldham  Headq 2/35th  WW2  WW2  

GI Cowboy  Mel Oldham  HQ 35th I  WW 2  1943-45  

GI Ingenuity   Mel Oldham  HQ 2/35th  WW 2  1943-45  

Valentines day 1968  Miles "Surf" Sawvel Jr  Delta 1/35th  Vietmam  February 14th 1968  

3 How I Got to Be Acting platoon Leader  Dwight F Davis  Charl 2/35th  Vietnam  1969-70  

6 The Good Chaplin  Dwight F Davis 2/35th  Vietnam  1969-70  

The Joy of Bathing  Dwight F Davis  Charl 2/35th  Vietnam  1969-70  

4 The legend of Hua  Dwight F Davis  Charl 2/35th  Vietnam  1969-70  

The LT Has a Jungle Hammock  Dwight F Davis  Charl 2/35th  Vietnam  1969-70  

2 French's Monkey  Dwight Davis  Charl 2/35th  Vietnam  1969-70  

Getting Ready  Curtis Gay  Alpha 2/35th  Vietnam  12 March 1967  A gripping account of the Cacti at war in 1967

Cacti in the Navy?  Frank L Marks 35th I  WW II  1942  

Getting Ready  Frank L Marks 35th I  WW II  1942  

A Shower  Leigh Thomas  Recon 2/35th  Vietnam  1969/70  

MEDEVAC June 15  James "Doc" Hall  Bravo 2/35th  Vietnam  June 15, 1970  

*Operation Eldest Son  Don Latella, Rick White, Major 2/35th  Vietmam  July 1968  

Alpha 1/35th October 9th 1967  Dick Arnold & Tim Peters  Alpha 1/35th  Vietnam  Oct. 9th 1967  

A True Believer  Richard "Dick" Arnold  Alpha 1/35th  Vietnam  09/09/1967  A tribute to David Farley KIA Sept. 9th 1967

Little Doc  Brent McCellan  Charl 2/35th  Vietnam  Sept. 30th 1968  A Eulogy for Timoth Sines KIA Sept. 30th 1968

Who We Need to Thank  John Morgan  Delta 2/35th  Vietnam  1967-68  

A Pacifist Medic Dies Beside a Soldier  Robert Pearman- Kansas City Ti  A, B, 2/35th  Vietnam  11-12 March 1967  

Fast Eddie and the Mechanical Ambush  Jim "Doc" Hall  Bravo 2/35th  Vietnam  July 1970  

7 July 1996  Gary Cooper S&S Staff Correspo  Charl 1/35th  Vietnam  7 July1966  

An R & R to Remember  John Morgan  Delta 2/35th  Vietnam  Dec.1967  

Luck of the Stupid  Art Hughes  Bravo 1/35th  Vietnam  1967  

Ghosts  Art Hughes  Bravo 1/35th  Vietnam  1968  

A Difference my Son Made  John Morgan  Delta 2/35th  Vietnam  1967-68  

Day from Hell Continued  John Morgan  Delta 2/35th  Vietnam  May 1968  

Ole Didn't Joke Much in Them Days  Jim "Doc" Hall  Bravo 2/35th  May 1970  

My Experiences with the 35th Infantry Regiment  Charles R. Sheaffer  Hotel 2/35th  WW II  1943-1945  

The Coffin Corner  Don Blankin  Charl 2/35th  Vietnam  Fall 1968  

Hock's Night Out  David N. Muxo  Bravo 1/35th  Vietnam  1969/70  

Day From Hell  John Morgan  Delta 2/35th  Vietnam  3 April 1968  

Highway Security  Kevin Ryder  Delta 2/35th  Vietnam  1969  

Three's Company  Peter Birrow  Bravo 2/35th  Vietnam  February 1969  Asian "Three Pete"

Easter Sunday - Part 2  Mike Slyck  Bravo 2/35th  Vietnam  March 29th 1970  

Easter Sunday  Jim "Doc" Hall  Bravo 2/35th  Vietnam  March 29th 1970  

Those 55 Gallon Drums  Rocco "Doc" DeRosa  Bravo 2/35th  Vietnam  1967  

Lessons Learned  John Lorts  Bravo 2/35th  Vietnam- Japan  1967  

Puckered  Wiley Dodd  Recon 2/35th  Vietnam  1969  

The First Time  Dick Arnold  Alpha 1/35th  Vietnam  June 1 1967  

What a Difference a Year Makes  Kevin Ryder 2/35th  Vietnam  1968  

Plei-Trap Remembered  Bob Kilpatrick 119th  Vietnam  March 1969  

But I know Morse Code  Terry Savely  HHC 2/35th  Vietnam  8/68  

A Near Casualty of War  Hoyt Mason  HHC 1/35th  Vietnam  1967  

The World meets Vietnam  Kevin Ryder  Delta 2/35th  Vietnam  July 1968  

The Snake  Vaughn Brauer  Bravo 2/35th  Vietnam  June 1966  

Laughing to keep from Crying  Wiley "Tiny" Dodd  Recon 2/35th  Vietnam  1969  

Remember When  Bob Maves  Bravo 2/35th  1969-70  

No Please Damn It, Just Keep Your Steak  Dick Arnold  A 1/35th  Vietnam  

Odd Things Remembered and Not Yet Forgotten  Dick Arnold  A 1/35th  Vietnam  

My Mother the Patriot  Dick Arnold  A 1/35th  Vietnam  

Rappeling Mission  Len Calabree  Recon 2/35th  Vietnam  September 1969  

18 May 1969  Wiley Dodd  Recon 2/35th  Vietnam  18 May 1969  

Tuesday Morning  Wiley Dodd  Recon  Vietnam  16 March 1969  

29 March 1969  Wiley Dodd  Recon 2/35th  Vietnam  29 March 1969  

A Formidable Foe  Ray Gleason  A Co 2/35th  Vietnam  1968  

Korean Nights  Fred Miller  Korea  

Killing Crabs the Hard Way  Roger Ellis  Thailand  

Just Another Day in the Nam  Jim Doc Hall  Bravo 2/35th  Vietnam  April 24 1970  

His Name Was Roger  Jim "Doc" Hall  B Co 2/35th  1970